Greenfield Lake

General Information

County: Adair
Location: 1 mile southwest of Greenfield
Acres: 56.00
Maximum Depth: 26 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Greenfield Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Black Crappie - Slow:
Greenfield has a significant amount of open water around the solar B units. This open water may refreeze but be unsafe. Use extreme caution and stay 150 to 200 feet away from solar B's in all directions. The ice is also beginning to deteriorate around the shoreline.
The panfish bite is fair to good on area lakes. Check ice often after rain and warm temperatures. Most angler reports indicate 6 to 10 inches around the district. For more information call the Cold Springs District Office at (712) 769-2587.
Bluegill - Fair: Fish flats next to the creek channel to catch bluegills averaging 8 inches.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/21/2015 - 1,007 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/03/2013 - 506 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/22/2013 - 808 Channel Catfish (4.8")
  • 05/26/2011 - 800 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 05/28/2009 - 1,400 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 05/29/2007 - 1,400 Channel Catfish (5.7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery in Greenfield Lake will again provide above average fishing in 2016. The fisheries survey from last summer indicates good numbers of largemouth bass above from 13 to 16 inches. The bluegill population is abundant with fish ranging from 7 to 8-inches. The black crappie population is good with the dominate size between 9 and 10 inches. Last summer anglers caught a lot of bluegills and crappies by drifting the lake. Greenfield Lake is a great catfishing lake with excellent numbers of 14 to 25-inch channel catfish. Walleyes stocked annually by Adair County round out this fishery. A walking path circles the lake and provides great shore line access for fishing. Being a water supply reservoir boats are restricted to electric motor only.(2016)

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.